- How and when behaviors spread between individuals - e.g., do energy conservation behaviors in the workplace spread between coworkers?
- Factors influencing theconsistency of individuals' behaviors ("behavior spillover") - e.g., do people who purchase energy efficient devices also conserve energy at home?
- The relationship between systems thinking and the spread and spillover of behavior - e.g., do people who appreciate that others also need to save energy to mitigate climate change talk to others?; do people who understand that saving water also saves energy perform both behaviors?
- Theoretical models of behavior maintenance - e.g., how do we help people not only initiate a new behavior, but maintain that behavior over time?
- Use of meta-analysis to enrich intervention literatures and inform policymakers about evidence-based strategies
Moses, J. F., Dwyer, P. C., Fuglestad, P. T., Kim, J. S., Maki, A., Snyder, M., & Terveen, L. (in press). Encouraging online engagement: The role of interdependent self-construal and social motives in fostering online participation. Personality and Individual Differences. Accepted version
Maki, A., Cohen, M. A., & Vandenbergh, M. P. (in press). Using meta-analysis in the social sciences to improve environmental policy. Chapter to appear in W. Leal, J. Callewaert, & R. Marans (Eds.), Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research. New York City, NY: Springer Publishing. Personal blog post
Maki, A. (2017). Environmental Psychology. Chapter in E. Wohl (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Environmental Science. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Maki, A., Carrico, A. R., & Vandenbergh, M. P. (in press). Doing the wrong things for the right reasons: How environmental fallacies affect environmental behavior. Chapter to appear in B. G. Southwell, E. A. Thorson, & L. Sheble (Eds.), Misinformation and Mass Audiences. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. Publisher linkAmazon link
Snyder, M. & Maki, A. (2015). The psychology of volunteerism. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Studies, Second Edition. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science. Request article
Manuscripts under Review
Maki, A., McKinney, E., Vandenbergh, M. P., Cohen, M. A., & Gilligan, J. M. Employee energy benefits: What are they and what effect do they have on environmental behavior and employee morale? Revise and resubmit at Energy Efficiency. Preprint
Maki, A., Vandenbergh, M. P., & Wallston, K. A. Do political conservatives prefer private sector action to mitigate climate action? An experimental examination. Under review at Global Environmental Change. Vanderbilt University media coverage
Raimi, K. T., Maki, A., Dana, D. A., & Vandenbergh, M. P. The moral hazard of geoengineering as a response to climate change. Under review at Climatic Change.
Manuscripts in Preparation (* copies available upon request)
Corser, R. J., Maki, A., & Haws, K. L. The role of systems thinking in meat consumption: An experimental test.*
Grames, E., Maki, A., & Rothman, A. J. Determining the best way to measure preferences for environmental behaviors in a multiple response option context.
Maki, A. The spread of behavior: When and how do proenvironmental behaviors spread to other people and other behaviors?*
Maki, A. Who tries to spread their proenvironmental behaviors to other people and other behaviors?*
Maki, A., Carrico, A. R., Raimi, K. T., Truelove, H. B., Yueng, S., & Araujo, B. A meta-analysis of experimental research on environmental behavior spillover. Maki, A., & Vandenbergh, M. P. The social predictors and carbon costs of food waste.*
Ng, S., Vandenbergh, M. P., Barkenbus, J., Maki, A., & Raimi, K. T. The role of recycling in mitigating climate change.*
Panos, M. E., Maki, A., & Rothman, A. J. The effects of social norms and default behaviors on the decision to eat. Under review at Appetite.*
Vitriol, J. A., Maki, A., & Snyder, M. Acting with conviction: On the roles of moral and religious convictions in a same-sex marriage constitutional amendment vote.*
Media Publications and Technical Reports
Maki, A. (2014, March 10). Sustainability psychology comes to Austin. [Society for Personality and Social Psychology web blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.spspblog.org/sustainable-psychology/ Maki, A., & Lauber, J. (2012). UMore Park: Culture and community action plan. The Sustainable Community at UMore Park: Aspirational Goals and Action Plan for Sustainability, Minneapolis, MN: UMore Development LLC.